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I basically want to limit myself to 400 dollars max for a new card.

I'm using a 7600 GT and I laughed to myself when I saw the 3dMark06 scores... getting like 5-15 FPS

To be expected... Anyway, new card time, and I was leaning towards:

EVGA's 8800 GTS 640MB Superclocked.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130080

Now should I wait a few months and see if prices drop a bit, because the games I play currently don't require that I have that much of a video card to play them with good settings.

Any Suggestions are welcome!
Thanks
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post #2 of 5
well, i'd give the new 2900 xt's a look-see, around the same price bracket as well. benchmarks are split between the 8800gts and the 2900xt even tho the drivers are pretty much "meh" right now and they need time to get kinks worked out.

some benchies (can't remember which @ 2:30am lol) even have it on-par with the 8800gtx as well... if i remember correctly that is

although the 2900 is a wattage hog, it wastes more power and generates more heat than it's nvidia counterpart.
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post #3 of 5
save just a little more and get a 2900XT.
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Hmm.. two for 2900XT. I'll look at that o__O
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Well if you like better nvidia then get the 8800 you wont regret it.There is lots of people that have it in this forum.Or if you like better ATI then wait and save more money and get the 2900XT.
 
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